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Hosta Guacamole
Hosta Guacamole
Hosta Guacamole
Hosta Guacamole
Hosta Guacamole

Hosta Guacamole
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"Plantain Lily"

SIZE 1 (TOP SIZE)

Great for shade

Perfect for pots

RHS Award of Garden Merit

Packed in peat-free compost

Hardy throughout the UK

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Good, colourful plants for shady spots in the garden can be hard to find, and this is where Hosta 'Guacamole' comes in. This recently introduced hybrid hosta grows into a strong mound of large, heart-shaped leaves – each with a blue-grey margin and an apple-green to gold centre. Could this colouring, perhaps, remind you of the skin and flesh of an avocado? The leaves are also softly ribbed, making them curiously tactile. If this wasn’t enough, the pale lavender flowers are large (like mini foxgloves), long-lasting and highly scented.

Even though it has an exotic-sounding name, Hosta 'Guacamole' is in fact very much at home in a British garden, particularly if there is a shrubby or woodland feel to the setting. It is a special plant, which is why it holds an RHS Award of Garden Merit

For best impact, hostas should be planted in bold groups. Fork in plenty of well-rotted garden compost or leaf mould when planting, as hostas hate to dry out. And, from March onwards, it is a good idea to provide some protection from slugs and snails – perhaps in the form of a ring of crushed shells, or slug traps.

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Colour:

Blue-grey + apple-green leaves, pale lavender flowers

Height:

10-40 cm / 4-16"

Planting season:

Spring

Flowering time:

Summer

Botanical name:

Hosta 'Guacamole'

Light requirements:

Partial shade / full shade

Soil moisture:

Moist but well-drained

Naturalising:

Strong

Perennial:

Yes

  • Soak the roots in water for 3-6 hours prior to planting out
  • Plant your Hosta bare roots into temporary pots in spring and grow-on in a sheltered spot outdoors
  • Choose a pot which comfortably fits the bare roots
  • Plant the roots so that they are fully submerged with the shoots just below the surface or any top growth exposed
  • Plant in borders or containers in early summer once in full growth (or keep them in individual pots)
  • Space your plantain lily plants 80-90cm apart
  • Water-in after planting and keep hydrated when in growth

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